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, very forceful, articulate, intelligent. obviously the voters didn't consider him presidential cal -- caliber. >> this picture of bruce babbitt. >> this is what candidates have to go through, and everybody is saying, oh, that's a bell helmet, bicycle riding, that's a cold weather face bask r mask. -- mask he has on. it was another photo op and it was at least 20 below zero and what he was doing was participating in some of the annual perry frostbite bicycle race, where they i think bicycle 20 miles and back and it's an annual event and then they have some kind of meal at the local high school, etc., so he was dressd in that garb, he was very athletic, and this was his photo op for the day which none of us particularly appreciated. we were in heated vans and that's the way i like to keep it when it's that cold, but that's what he was doing, this frostbite race, which was just a photo op. >> this one? >> this is again u.s. studio, i believe, in des moines, when he was getting ready for an appearance on c-span and one of the production assistants was helping i think with your piece, i
provider. >> recently, a zocalo public square and cal humanities discussed the current state and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. this is about an hour and 25 minutes. >> thank you all very much for being here tonight. thanks to cal humanities for making this possible. the topic is vigilance within democracy.the the topic was inspired by the jefferson quote about the price he prim with the price of freedom andce liberty were, were vigilant. also said, as reported to have said that in given the c choice between government and gm newspapers, doingen without ones the others would prefer to havep newspapers in government did but then he got elected to office and to begin tackling he had misquoted. from that, zocalo said big questions may lot of different perspectives. we have re-different people here -- three people here from different parts of the country, different backgrounds. they're all journalists. they are all people who have looked at a wide variety of topics in their work, and have among the
to thank our co-presenters for this evening, cal humanity, as well as our host,e san diego museum of art u and also c-span for recording this event, and the reception will be right outside the doors immediately following the last question. thank you so much for being here. >> i'm rick, and i like the model for being transparent, exposing your methods, but almost professionally, but what would you do or say to somebody who had never written or wants to be a vigilante, what motivates somebody to be a vigilante, and follow up is the craft of reporting as he was saying, is that getting lost? >> you mean that one person wants to go out and, you know, commit journalism and hold their government accountable? >> what i mean. >> vigilante. >> you need to start. we all started somewhere. you have to just start telling a story and see if you can get traction and get into networks that support you -- >> i'm talking about -- [inaudible] the psychological motivation for somebody to go ahead and do that. >> you never write as well as you write when you're mad. you've got to read it after you do that and
who said i don't believe that reporters are cal. there's a robust pushback on secrecy from many different levels. that does not mean everything gets out, nor should everything get out, but we have institutional structures that are pushing very hard, much harder than when i first got involved with this back in the 90s, and, also, after 9/11. i do see a robust press, a robust advocacy groups, interest groups, plaintiff groups, and whistle blowers ready to come forward to the ig or publicly or to congress, and, also, you have strong advocates of whistle-blowers in congress as well. i'm not saying it's in the perfect spot or that this is an issue that needs to be constantly addressed and subject of the conferences, i believe there's a strong institutional frame work to help transparency, with respect to the inspector generals within the agencies as realm. >> perhaps that's a good note to sum up on so i guess i should make a few comments on what's happened over the course of today. despite marty's challenge, i don't think we solved all of the issues. what i do think is clear is that
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